filch


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filch

 (fĭlch)
tr.v. filched, filch·ing, filch·es
To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch. See Synonyms at steal.

[Middle English filchen.]

filch′er n.

filch

(fɪltʃ)
vb
(tr) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer
[C16 filchen to steal, attack, perhaps from Old English gefylce band of men]
ˈfilcher n

filch

(fɪltʃ)

v.t.
to steal (esp. something of small value); pilfer; swipe.
[1250–1300; Middle English]

filch


Past participle: filched
Gerund: filching

Imperative
filch
filch
Present
I filch
you filch
he/she/it filches
we filch
you filch
they filch
Preterite
I filched
you filched
he/she/it filched
we filched
you filched
they filched
Present Continuous
I am filching
you are filching
he/she/it is filching
we are filching
you are filching
they are filching
Present Perfect
I have filched
you have filched
he/she/it has filched
we have filched
you have filched
they have filched
Past Continuous
I was filching
you were filching
he/she/it was filching
we were filching
you were filching
they were filching
Past Perfect
I had filched
you had filched
he/she/it had filched
we had filched
you had filched
they had filched
Future
I will filch
you will filch
he/she/it will filch
we will filch
you will filch
they will filch
Future Perfect
I will have filched
you will have filched
he/she/it will have filched
we will have filched
you will have filched
they will have filched
Future Continuous
I will be filching
you will be filching
he/she/it will be filching
we will be filching
you will be filching
they will be filching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been filching
you have been filching
he/she/it has been filching
we have been filching
you have been filching
they have been filching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been filching
you will have been filching
he/she/it will have been filching
we will have been filching
you will have been filching
they will have been filching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been filching
you had been filching
he/she/it had been filching
we had been filching
you had been filching
they had been filching
Conditional
I would filch
you would filch
he/she/it would filch
we would filch
you would filch
they would filch
Past Conditional
I would have filched
you would have filched
he/she/it would have filched
we would have filched
you would have filched
they would have filched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.filch - make off with belongings of othersfilch - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

filch

verb steal, take, thieve, pinch (informal), lift (informal), nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), trouser (slang), abstract, rip off (slang), cabbage (Brit. slang), swipe (slang), knock off (slang), crib (informal), half-inch (old-fashioned slang), embezzle, pilfer, walk off with, misappropriate, purloin, snaffle (Brit. informal) I filched some notes from his wallet.

filch

verb
To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Translations
يَخْتَلِس، يَسْرِقُ شيئا قَليل القيمَه
задигамкрада
štípnoutukrást
huggenegle
näpistää
elcsenelemelellopelsinkófál
nukniaukti
nociept
aşırmakçalmak

filch

[fɪltʃ] VT (= steal) → birlar, mangar

filch

[ˈfɪltʃ] vt (= steal) → voler, chiper

filch

vt (inf)filzen, mopsen, mausen (all inf)

filch

[fɪltʃ] vt (fam) (steal) → grattare

filch

(filtʃ) verb
to steal something, especially of little value. Who has filched my pen?
References in classic literature ?
I respect my father more--I mean I despise him less--for doing his own sweating and filching than I do the sensitive sluggards and cowards who lent him their money to sweat and filch with, and asked no questions provided the interest was paid punctually.
Great fangs sunk into the carcass tearing away huge hunks, the mightiest of the apes obtaining the choicest morsels, while the weaker circled the outer edge of the fighting, snarling pack awaiting their chance to dodge in and snatch a dropped tidbit or filch a remaining bone before all was gone.
As before, when Sing had threatened to filch his new possession from him, Number One held the girl with one hand while he met the attack of this new assailant with the other; but here was very different metal than had succumbed to him before.
Now in that night Boxtel would climb over the wall and, as he knew the position of the bulb which was to produce the grand black tulip, he would filch it; and instead of flowering for Cornelius, it would flower for him, Isaac; he also, instead of Van Baerle, would have the prize of a hundred thousand guilders, not to speak of the sublime honour of calling the new flower Tulipa nigra Boxtellensis, -- a result which would satisfy not only his vengeance, but also his cupidity and his ambition.
HOMER: `To filch their dinner from pirates on the beach.
I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight of people hurrying through the streets to filch a little money from each other, to devour their infamous cookery, to gulp their unwholesome beer, to dream their insignificant and silly dreams.
You don't need to be taught how to swindle the master, and to filch fur coats
He furthermore conjured him to avoid, above all things, the vice of intoxication, which he likened unto the filthy habits of swine, and to those poisonous and baleful drugs which being chewed in the mouth, are said to filch away the memory.
LAST week's winner is Morag Anderson from Langholm, Dumfriesshire YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Non-stop 9 Exile 10 Rotor 11 Elastic 12 Vie 13 Insignia 16 Fast food 17 Per 19 Nest egg 21 Rhino 22 Brave 23 Nastier DOWN: 1 Engrave 2 Anathema 3 Star 4 Deranged 5 Kilt 6 React 8 Piers Morgan 13 In the red 14 Implicit 15 Armoury 18 Knobs 20 Stab 21 Rasp QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Penultimate 8 Cox 9 Rap 11 Aladdin 12 Swirl 13 Tom 14 One 15 Memoirs 17 Raw 19 Knot 21 Else 23 Asia 25 Flea 27 Nag 29 Bizarre 31 Lit 34 Bra 36 Cruel 37 Protein 38 Hit 39 Apt 40 Subordinate DOWN: 1 Polo 2 Exam 3 Undress 4 Tannoy 5 Miser 6 Trio 7 Earn 8 Cater 10 Pleat 16 Ski 18 Wee 20 Nan 22 Lab 24 Sirloin 25 Filch 26 Warped 28 Grant 30 Igloo 32 Iris 33 Tutu 34 Beat 35 Ripe
Paranoia is frozen in the bones of those who filch and scheme and the desolation of the city is written so sincerely it will make you itch and shiver to the end.
But Mr Jesson's programme seemed dull, and for much of the evening his readers seemed even duller, they included David Bradley (Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies).
But, then, MPs probably need plenty of spare time to spend the PS65,738 basic salary and hefty expenses that, like 21st century Fagins, they filch from the pockets of all us hard-grafting taxpayers.